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Team USA's David Wright is out of tonight's World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic.
The Mets slugger took batting practice, according to Newsday's David Lennon, before the surprise scratch. Wright told Lennon that it was the back of his left rib cage, and that he would return to Port St. Lucie on Friday to see Mets doctors.
Wright, who had earned the nickname "Captain...Read more »
MIAMI – Robinson Cano got an audience with the King on Tuesday night.
And a pair of his size 16 signature model Nikes as well.
After Cano’s long home run helped beat Italy earlier in the day, the Yankees’ second baseman, along with other members of the Dominican World Baseball Classic team, went to American Airlines Arena to watch LeBron James and the Heat demolish the Hawks, 98-81,...Read more »
This embedded video from MLB Network tells the story of Sgt. Felix Perez, a veteran of Army’s elite 82nd Airborne division, Mets third baseman David Wright and Team USA's exciting win during the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
I suppose we could tell you more about what's in store for you with this video, but our words don't trump theirs.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – David Wright, taking part in his second World Baseball Classic, thinks it’s crazy to blame the tournament for what happened to the Yankees' Mark Teixeira, who bowed out with a strained wrist tendon.
“I think he did it swinging off a tee or something,” Wright said. “They got tees in Tampa. You can get hurt here, you can get hurt in St. Lucie, in Tampa. It doesn’t matter....Read more »
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – When asked about selecting the Royals’ Eric Hosmer over someone such as the Mets' Ike Davis to replace the injured Mark Teixeira on the Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic, manager Joe Torre’s explanation on Wednesday went something like this:
Location, location, location.
Torre did offer two other specifications -- namely USA’s need for a lefthanded hitter...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Mets first baseman Ike Davis said on Wednesday morning that Team USA has not reached out to him about filling in for the injured Mark Teixeira at the World Baseball Classic. But if he were to get the call, Davis said he would answer it.
"I would go ... as soon as they asked," Davis said.
Last month, Davis said he consented to being placed on the list...Read more »
The United States will take on the Chicago White Sox in an exhibition game at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Camelback Ranch - Glendale in Glendale, Ariz., before beginning its World Baseball Classic pool play schedule Friday.
David Wright is slated to bat seventh and play third base, and Mark Teixeira will bat sixth and play first base for the U.S. Here's a look at the rest of the starting lineup:
Jimmy...Read more »